Advantest Ships 500th V93000 Port Scale RF Tester to Chinese Producer of Wireless Communication ICs

JCN Newswire / 2012年7月27日 17時32分

Milestone System Installation Demonstrates Expanding Partnership of Advantest and Spreadtrum Communications

SANTA CLARA, CA, July 27, 2012 - (JCN Newswire) - Leading semiconductor test equipment supplier Advantest Corporation (TSE: 6857) (NYSE: ATE) has installed its 500th V93000 Port Scale RF test system, with the landmark unit going into the engineering development laboratory of Spreadtrum Communications (Shanghai) Co., Ltd., a fabless semiconductor company developing mobile ICs for the wireless communications market. Spreadtrum has begun using the versatile tester, which is equipped with both a Pin Scale 1600 digital card and a MB-AV8+ analog card, to develop semiconductor products for mobile phone applications, including RF-based system-on-chip (SOC) and 3G baseband devices.

"Advantest's V93000 platform is helping us to perform high-end testing on very cost-sensitive devices," said Eric Zhu, manufacturing director at Spreadtrum. "In addition, Advantest's 24x7 customer engineering support services underscore their steadfast commitment to our mutual success."

Spreadtrum is the leading supplier of semiconductor solutions for China's3G TD-SCDMA mobile telecommunications standard. The company also produces communication ICs for the 2.5G and EDGE mobile phone markets.

With its per-pin architecture, Advantest's V93000 Smart Scale(TM) Generation achieves the highest cost efficiencies in testing wireless semiconductor devices. When equipped with Pin Scale 1600 digital channel cards, V93000 Port Scale RF test systems provide best-in-class per-pin capabilities, including individual clock domains, high-accuracy DC testing and digital performance. For testing RF devices, Advantest's MB-AV8+ analog card enables high throughput while maintaining compatibility with established MB-AV8 instruments. It also expands real-time analog bandwidth to support next-generation products oncustomers' roadmaps, including Spreadtrum's 4G LTE advanced devices.

About Advantest Corporation

A world-class technology company, Advantest is the leading producer of automatic test equipment (ATE) for the semiconductor industry and a premiermanufacturer of measuring instruments used in the design and production of electronic instruments and systems. Its leading-edge systems and products are integrated into the most advanced semiconductor production lines in the world. The company also focuses on R&D for emerging markets that benefit from advancements in nanotech and terahertz technologies, and has recently introduced multi-vision metrology scanning electron microscopes essential to photomask manufacturing, as well as a groundbreaking 3D imaging and analysis tool. Founded in Tokyo in 1954, Advantest established its first subsidiary in 1982, in the USA, and now has subsidiaries worldwide. More information is available at www.advantest.com .

COMPANY CONTACT:
Judy Davies
VP of Global Marketing Communications
+1 408-864-7549
judy.davies@advantest.com



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